Kuata island is the most southerly island in the Yasawa chain, northwest of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. Being in such a position means that these islands are in the lee of the big island, and as such are dry and sunny most of the time.
The photo was taken from Wayasewa Islands highest point, Vatu Vula (349m).
On the horizon can be seen the Mamanuca group of islands
The man in the photo was our guide for the climb here from the resort below, Wayalailai. This resort was where i learned to scuba dive, extremely cheaply. During my lessons, i was taken down the wall that drops steeply off Kuata island, and can just be seen beneath the waves in this photo.
The location here is spectacular, and photos really don't do this place justice.
I still congratulate myself for getting here, i'm sure you'd do the same!
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supereira (9576) 2004-11-18 6:24
Great view.I like the composition and the framing.Good colors and good contrast between them.Good POV and DOF.I like the detail the man in the rock.Great light and sharpness.Well done!
adind (738) 2004-11-18 8:11
Brilliant Bird's eye view of the island..
the blue and green mixed nicely in the image..
I think you can crop a little part on the
bottom of the image..
sn00zie (2384) 2004-11-18 9:11
this is a beautiful view Steve... this little islands looks heavenly.. thanks for a bird's eye view.
clodreno (0) 2004-11-18 10:19
a beautiful view Steve..
seems so far away...
A dream landscape.
scalerman (26900) 2004-11-18 13:16
paradise on earth? Great capture. almost looks like and aerial, but I see you were on a peak...
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-18 14:33
Let me join you in congratulating yourself for getting there, it's a fabulous spot indeed. The island fits into the frame just great, and I like how it is surrounded by the wonderful blue sea. Also it's very nice how at the horizon, some more islands - partially hidden behind haze - can be spotted. The guy sitting on the rock in the bottom left corner and enjoying the view is a great addition. Good sharpness and contrast. Fine job, Steve.
cessy (13647) 2004-11-21 2:24
wow what a beautiful scenery, I want to replace the man there, sitting enjoying the beauty of this place. very nice Steve
centurion (0) 2005-02-13 5:01
Fabulous view and ecellent info note. Just exciting for me to plan my next trip there (on my plan !)
sarpedon (352) 2005-06-17 12:16
Wonderful view. So silent and relaxing.
- Copyright: Steve Litchfeld (glitch) (763)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-11-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Kodak DX 3900
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/256 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lonely, Ocean Colours, Ocean Blue, Aerial Point of View, From the sky /2/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-18 3:55